Ali Mollinger-Sahba

Lecturer and Researcher

Ali Mollinger-Sahba is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre for Social Impact UWA, and with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Ali’s research interests include organisational complexity science, social innovation, and social finance. Her applied PhD research has generated global interest in complexity approaches to social impact investment, and her CSI UWA work on a complexity approach to homelessness evaluation has impacted State Government homelessness policy.

In her current role with the RACGP, Ali is leading a national research project into the complexity dynamics of leadership in primary healthcare settings (general practice). She also lectures in the Future Leaders program run by the RACGP for early career general practitioners, and in the RACGP Future Leaders Alumni program.

Ali is a qualitative researcher and focuses on the role of language and history in explaining the how and why of organisational change and leadership.

Her research interests were sparked by a decade of industry experience across the private investment, university and not-for-profit sectors in policy and compliance roles, and her curiosity about the often paradoxical tension between innovation and traditional notions of governance.

Ali has a BA (Asian Studies and English) from UWA, a Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Studies) from ECU, and is in her final year of a PhD candidacy at the UWA Business School.

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